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Developments in technologic and analytical procedures applied to the study of brain electrical activity have intensified interest in this modality as a means of examining brain function. The impact of these new developments on traditional methods of acquiring and analyzing electroencephalographic activity requires evaluation. Ultimately, the integration of(More)
Seventy-five patients meeting international diagnostic criteria for narcolepsy enrolled in a 6-week, three-period, randomized, crossover, placebo-controlled trial. Patients received placebo, modafinil 200 mg, or modafinil 400 mg in divided doses (morning and noon). Evaluations occurred at baseline and at the end of each 2-week period. Compared with placebo,(More)
A questionnaire survey compared the psychosocial effects of epilepsy in 60 patients without major organic pathology (selected cases with temporal lobe epilepsy or primary generalized epilepsy) with those of matched (duration of illness, sex) patients with narcolepsy/cataplexy and with those of age- and sex-matched controls. Comparing epileptic patients with(More)
A questionnaire survey has been made of the life effects of narcolepsy in 180 patients, 60 each from North American, Asian and European populations, with 180 similarly distributed age and sex matched controls. Life-effects were attributed by the patients to the primary symptoms of excessive daytime drowsiness, sleep attacks, cataplexy, vivid hypnagogic(More)
The sensitivity of the Stanford Sleepiness Scale (SSS) to short-term cumulative partial sleep deprivation (PSD) and subsequent recovery oversleeping was examined. A repeated-measures design included 7 paid healthy undergraduate volunteers, who were normal sleepers (mean sleep time 7.6 hr), and consisted of the following schedule: (a) pre-baseline; (b)sleep(More)
Approximately one-half of patients with the narcolepsy-cataplexy syndrome suffer from subjective memory problems, mainly involving recent events. Ten untreated narcoleptic patients (7 male, 3 female, aged 28-65 years) with such problems and 10 matched controls were given a battery of tests to study the complaint. Tests included the digit span, Knox cube,(More)
Ten patients, 7 female, 3 male, aged 17-65 years (mean 40) with narcolepsy-cataplexy were compared off treatment to matched controls on 4 performance tests. The tests were the 1 h Wilkinson auditory vigilance task, and 3 shorter tests including the 4-choice serial reaction time, the paced auditory serial addition task (PASAT) and digit span. Tests were(More)
This paper outlines a conceptual model for the regulation of the circasemidian sleep propensity process with emphasis on a possible mechanism of the afternoon "nap zone". It is proposed that the afternoon nap zone is due to increasing sleep propensity after morning wakening (Borb ly's Process-S) being overwhelmed by a light-sensitive SCN-dependent circadian(More)
We studied 13 episodes of nonconvulsive generalized status epilepticus (NGS) in 10 adults. The syndrome may start in middle or late life and is often mistaken for psychiatric disorders. Some patients have shown good retention of language abilities, except for reduced fluency, despite impairment in other higher functions. In most patients, the syndrome(More)